Figure S1. Self-supporting hydrogel formation by hSAFs. Vials were (A) incubated for 30 minutes on ice, inverted and then incubated on ice for a further 30 minutes, or (B) incubated for 5 minutes on ice, 25 minutes at 20 ºC, inverted and then incubated for a further thirty minutes at 20 ºC. All samples were 1 mM in each peptide. Microrheology Gel strength… (More)
Traditional high-frequency pulse width modulation (PWM) inverters for motor drives have several problems associated with their high frequency switching which produces high voltage change (dV/dt) rates. Multilevel inverters solve these problems because their devices switch at the fundamental frequency. Two different multilevel topologies are identified for… (More)
Nanoporous molecular frameworks are important in applications such as separation, storage and catalysis. Empirical rules exist for their assembly but it is still challenging to place and segregate functionality in three-dimensional porous solids in a predictable way. Indeed, recent studies of mixed crystalline frameworks suggest a preference for the… (More)
Tracking stem cells in vivo using non-invasive techniques is critical to evaluate the efficacy and safety of stem cell therapies. Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) enable cells to be tracked using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), but to obtain detectable signal cells need to be labelled with a sufficient amount of iron oxide. For the… (More)
Addition of divalent cations to a solution of a naphthalene-diphenylalanine that forms worm-like micelles at high pH results in the formation of a rigid, self-supporting hydrogel.
UV irradiation of a dipeptide gelator in solution with a photoacid generator (PAG) results in the formation of a hydrogel. We demonstrate that photopatterning of these gels using a UV mask is possible.
Low molecular weight gelators (LMWG) self-assemble in solution into one-dimensional objects such as fibres or tapes. The entanglement of these fibres or tapes results in the formation of a network and a gel. In general, LMWG are investigated as single component systems. However, there are significant potential opportunities from mixed LMWG systems, which… (More)
We synthesize a series of imine cage molecules where increasing the chain length of the alkanediamine precursor results in an odd-even alternation between [2 + 3] and [4 + 6] cage macrocycles. A computational procedure is developed to predict the thermodynamically preferred product and the lowest energy conformer, hence rationalizing the observed… (More)
The photophysical properties of insoluble porous pyrene networks, which are central to their function, differ strongly from those of analogous soluble linear and branched polymers and dendrimers. This can be rationalized by the presence of strained closed rings in the networks. A combined experimental and computational approach was used to obtain atomic… (More)
Another brick in the wall: Porous ternary cocrystals were prepared by chiral recognition between organic cage modules. One module, CC1, is ordered on 50 % of the lattice positions with respect to two other modules, CC3 and CC4, that are disordered across the other 50 % of sites (see picture). There is a linear relationship between relative module… (More)